Photographer Frances Freyberg explores the metaphor of a path through the lens of a labyrinth in her thoughtful response to Proverbs 4:26.
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26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
There have been times in my life when the number of paths stretching out before me was both exhilarating and overwhelming. There have been other times when I felt stuck on a path headed the wrong direction, whether because of choices I’d made, or circumstances beyond my control. And there have been times when I’ve walked a path – perhaps beautiful, sometimes painful, often ordinary – and felt the peace of God’s spirit alongside me.
Walking a labyrinth – with only a single path leading to and from the center is – for me – a time of reflection, prayer, and renewal. It’s a reminder that no matter how winding my path may be, even when I feel like I’m headed the wrong way, God is always there at the center inviting me to walk with him. Just as God sees our entire journey with Him at once, this image explores the complete journey of a labyrinth walk, with its times of introspection, wonder, and joy.
About Francis Freyburg:
"Photographs have a unique ability to inspire reflection, hope and action. They hold the power to spark memories and encourage new adventures. They enable viewers to see familiar surroundings from a fresh perspective, or to explore uncharted territories for the very first time. Through my photography, I hope to educate people about our world, and to interest them in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew to love the great outdoors. Childhood trips to exotic locations fostered an early appreciation for different places and cultures, as well as a continuing passion for travel. In 2008, I left my job in high-tech communications to travel the world for a year, taking photographs and writing about my experiences. During that time, I built an educational travel weblog (www.wheresfrances.blogspot.com) with weekly photos, as well as historical and cultural information about the countries I visited.
I specialize in portraits of people, wildlife, nature and architecture from my travels to more than 60 countries. I’m particularly drawn to scenes that express the beauty, excitement, humor and diversity of our world, whether through a brilliantly colored blossom or a poignant face in the crowd."